GMail requires my permission to add it to Mailwasher !

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Re: GMail requires my permission to add it to Mailwasher !

Postby dmb06851 Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:09 am

rusticdog wrote:OK, MailWasher is getting this reply

[AUTHENTICATIONFAILED] Invalid credentials (Failure)

Are you sure you are using the right password ?


No, I'm not.

I have used my normal, well established, password for Gmail. That doesn't work.

I replaced it with one given to me by Google to see what would happen if I followed the "app" password route. That doesn't work either.

Google seems to have completely buggered things up.
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Re: GMail requires my permission to add it to Mailwasher !

Postby rusticdog Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:02 pm

Is changing the password an option ?

I would disable 2 Factor Auth first, and set Less Secure Apps is set to ON. Then I would remove the account from MailWasher, and changing the GMail password and adding the account back in.
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Re: GMail requires my permission to add it to Mailwasher !

Postby dmb06851 Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:21 pm

Ok, I have done all that, and Mailwasher still fails to connect to the server. I've tried POP3 and IMAP with no luck. What settings do you suggest?
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Re: GMail requires my permission to add it to Mailwasher !

Postby rusticdog Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:26 pm

This is so bizarre.
If you go here, are POP and IMAP enabled ?
https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#settings/fwdandpop


I prefer IMAP over POP personally, loading only my unread messages.

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Re: GMail requires my permission to add it to Mailwasher !

Postby syncopator Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:35 am

I've disable the 2 step authorisation, and re-enable less secure applications. I changed my GMail password, removed the account from MailWasher, as you suggested, and then added the account again.

I used POP3 - just habit. I did try IMAP a couple of times but it never seemed to work for me.

That has sorted things out.

By the way, what are the pros and cons of IMAP?

Thank you for your patience.
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Re: GMail requires my permission to add it to Mailwasher !

Postby rusticdog Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:44 am

If I recall, you don't use an email program, instead using the browser so IMAP and POP with GMail are not too different for you.

I use IMAP in MailWasher and have it loading unread messages, this is just my personal preference of how I use MailWasher. I do this with all my accounts.

With POP there is no Read/Unread distinction, but if you're deleting/moving messages about in GMail itself, the Inbox too would be quite clean from MailWashers point of view.

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